Health & Safety

Location
Durham, NC
Undergrads
6,631
Tuition
$43,623
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Haven't heard of any issues

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are times I feel safe, and other times when I feel unsafe

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I don't have many safety concerns, but there have been recent reports of robberies, and I don't often see cops around campus. However, the health system is excellent.

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: On-campus, you're totally safe. Durham has some crime but just be smart and you'll be fine

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: A recent increase in mugging warranted an increase of on-campus security. Personally I have never felt unsafe and I believe Duke is a perfectly safe place to be

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 859th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 1091st
    Safest Campuses
  • 1140th
    Best Student Health Center

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Most Duke students feel pretty secure on campus, and Duke has worked hard to provide students with the utmost safety and comfort. Duke has implemented (and expanded upon) many safety measures that are becoming standard on many college campuses, like carded entry to dorms and other facilities. The University also has a text message and e-mail system which notifies students about crime or danger on campus. The campus always seems to have people milling about, but if you’re walking through Edens or Central late at night or have decided (against conventional logic) to walk from East to West after dark, it's best to do so in a group. Duke, particularly East, is not situated in the world's most idyllic neighborhood, and walking off campus alone at night is simply unwise. There are occasionally thefts and robberies that occur on or near Campus Drive.

Duke tries hard to keep its students safe. However, the old real estate maxim “location, location, location” should serve to remind students that Duke has some inherent problems simply because of the instability of the surrounding area. Fortunately, very few Duke students feel like they have to stay holed up in their rooms at night, staring out the windows at the lurking shadows below. The best advice has already been given a number of times: use common sense, and you'll be just fine.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 4
  • Arson: 3
  • Burglary: 50
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 5
  • Vehicle Theft: 5
Security Office
Duke University Police Department
502 Oregon St.
(919) 684-2444 (non-emergency)
www.duke.edu/police
Safety Services
  • Blue-light phones
  • Card-only access to dorms
  • Crime tracking and analysis
  • Educational programs
  • Facility surveys
  • Safety escorts
  • Safety lighting
  • Same-sex keyed bathrooms
  • Self-defense classes
Health Center
Duke Student Wellness Center
001 Crowell Building (garden level)
(919) 681-8421
www.studentaffairs.duke.edu/duwell/programs-services
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy clinic
  • Basic medical care
  • Cold/flu/allergy self-help table
  • Counseling services
  • Endocrinology
  • Health education
  • Health exams
  • HIV counseling and testing
  • Immunizations
  • Laboratory
  • Men's health
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical therapy
  • Smoking cessation
  • Substance-abuse education
  • Travel clinic
  • Women's health
  • X-rays
Day Care Services?
No

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 41 responses

  • 23% Criminal activity near campus
  • 16% Theft/robberies
  • 13% Walking alone
  • 8% Excessive drinking
  • 7% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 6% Non-students on campus
  • 6% Dorm safety
  • 6% None
  • 4% Lack of safety escort services
  • 3% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 3% Unlit pathways
  • 2% Drugs
  • 2% Gang violence
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 0% Violence among students

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 40 responses

  • 2% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 20% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 22% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 18% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 38% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 40 responses

  • 0% We have campus police?
  • 5% Not very visible.
  • 15% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 58% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 22% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 41 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 22% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 44% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 34% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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